Chatting with the Tea Party

Author: Rich Orloff

Chatting with the Tea Party

Description: A documentary-style play about a New York liberal playwright who decides to interview leaders of Tea Party groups around the country so he can answer the question, “Who ARE these people?”
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 2/9/2016
Content Advisory: N/A
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males

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Keywords: Documentary · Mostly Male Characters · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Politics · Single Set · Small Cast Size · Social Issues

This play is in the following collections: Most Popular Plays of 2016

Original Production Information

Chatting with the Tea Party premiered on February 1, 2016 at the Robert Moss Theater in New York City, with the following cast and credits:

The ensemble included John E. Brady, Maribeth Graham and Richard Kent Green, plus Jeffrey C. Wolf as a New York playwright named Rich.

directed by Lynnette Barkley
scenic & lighting design Nick Francone
costume design Orli Nativ
projection design Paul Girolamo
dialect coach Page Clements
sound design Daniela Hart
production stage manager Jenny Ainsworth
general manager Amanda Nelson
marketing director Rebecca Lovett